So in 1 week I've had 3 night feeds spoiled by an unwelcome visitor - spider!! I swear the 2nd one was big enough to hug a babybel!
I am terrified of them. Particularly when they're on the run. The 2nd one gave me almost a panic attack & I had to scream for DH to deal with. Not ideal when you're holding a sleeping baby & DH is only an hr away from his alarm for work.
After using a box of nappies just now to nuke one, I am fed up (and nerves are frazzled!).
Anyone have any tried & tested ways of stopping them appearing without going down the pest control route (as I don't think the problem is that bad.
Block up any gaps they could be coming in thru around pipes etc Make sure you don't have bushes/plants around windows/doors & brush away cobwebs from external windows & doors that you open where they could get it in. I believe there is a repellent spray available on Amazon too, more "chemically" than the other one already mentioned here, which has clove in it as well I think. Or you could try normal crawling insect spray around skirting boards & door thresholds. This time of year & then again later in the year will be particularly bad. I hate the feckers too but 5yrs in Australia has slightly inured me!